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Adana Toros BYZ is a volleyball club based in Adana. Club's men's team promoted to the top flight of the Turkish Men's Volleyball League in 2016, in just 5 years after the foundation.[1] The club play their home games at the Menderes Sports Hall and is sponsored by Tatlıcı Köse, Sera Fresh, Bodyline and Anadolu Bal. Jersey colours are blue and navy.

Adana Toros BYZ
Full nameAdana Toros BYZ Voleybol Kulübü
Short nameAdana Toros
GroundMenderes Sports Hall
(Capacity: 2000)
ChairmanErtuğrul Doğaner
ManagerAykut Lale
CaptainRıdvan Karataş
LeagueTurkish Men's Volleyball First League
2015/16Turkish Men's Volleyball Second League Champion



Adana Toros was founded in 2011 in Adana, as 'Adana Beyzaspor'. The club promoted to the 3rd League of the Turkish Volleyball immediately, and at the 2013/14 season, the club promoted to the 2nd League.[2] At the mean time, the club got its new name Adana BYZ Algomed. In 2015, the club name has changed to Adana Toros BYZ.

Previous namesEdit

  • Adana Beyzaspor (2011-2014)
  • Adana BYZ Algomed (2014–2015)
  • Adana Toros BYZ (2015–present)

Board of directorsEdit

Ertuğrul Doğaner
Team 2015/16
During a home game
Name Task
  İmam Gazali Hıradağı Honorary President
  Ertuğrul Doğaner President
  Veli Karahan Vice-President
  Kazım Bozan Vice-President
  Ömer Bozdoğan Sports Director
  Zübeyit Şendur Board Member
  Demet Ertem Board Member
  Murat Tanır Board Member
  Hasan Özkan Press Secretary

Volleyball in 2015/16Edit

Adana Toros started the season with 14 new players, including the Austrian national player Thomas Zass. The team finished the group stage at the top with 23 wins in 25 games, losing only 10 sets in total. At semi-final play-off stage in Ankara, the team won all the three games without losing a set.[3]

Play-off finals are played in Bursa, in April 11–13. After beating Düzce Belediyesi and Gümüşhane Torul, Adana Toros guaranteed to promote to the Turkish Men's Volleyball League.

Current squadEdit

Squad as of April 7, 2016 [4]

Zass joined the club with the support of Tatlıcı Köse
Cheers after a win
Baklava treat during training
Number Player Position Height (m)
1   Ashlei Nemer Outside Hitter 1.92
2   Murat Yenipazar Setter 1.94
3   Mert Tetik Outside Hitter 1.90
5   Sercan Cihangir Setter 1.90
6   Metin Durmuş Libero 1.87
7   Umut Yücel Baran Middle Blocker 1.96
8   Rıdvan Karataş Setter 1.92
9   Thomas Zass Opposite 1.93
10   Engin Özbek Outside Hitter 1.90
12   Onur Kurt Middle Blocker 1.95
13   Turgay Doğan Outside Hitter 1.90
14   Fatih Barış Middle Blocker 2.04
16   Caner Demirci Outside Hitter 1.95
17   Murat Palavar Middle Blocker 2.05

Technical staffEdit

Ömer Bozdoğan and Aykut Lale
Name Job
  Aykut Lale Head coach
  Ömer Bozdoğan Assistant coach
  Kenan Okludil Assistant coach
  Mehmet Yaşar Üçöz Masseur

External linksEdit



  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-04-21. Retrieved 2016-04-12.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
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